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First State sees no let up in its rising COVID numbers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaware is reporting another near-record day for new COVID-19 cases.

State health officials count 800 new positive tests for Sunday. That’s the same amount as the day before, and second only to the 929 new cases reported this past Thursday.

The state’s seven day rolling average for new cases is again the highest it’s ever been at 721 cases per day. And the average percentage of positive tests per day is up to 9.7.

Delaware has been averaging more than 6,600 COVID tests each day.

Hospitalizations also continue to rise – now at 322 statewide with 39 people considered critical. The state’s peak for hospitalizations was 337 back in April.

Delaware reports no new COVID-related deaths for Sunday. The state’s death toll remains at 793.